Unlikely, since it's been our experience in all states. But then I'm not looking for approval of my politics and philosophies, I'm looking for the bonafide tolerance of those who don't care who I vote for or what colour I am. They're not interested in stuff that doesn't matter. It's the small human connections (a cup of tea, a chat about the weather, help with that fence) that matter. My theory is that Melbournians (and Sydneyites, to a lesser extent) actually expect acknowledgement of their little pecadillos and thought processes, because they're enculturated to a society of 'leisured' city dwellers, forced to engage in philosophical self-indulgence in lieue of work for their hands.